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Re: The Bigotry Of Western Democracy
By:Jawaid Ahmed
Date: Friday, 4 June 2010, 12:25 pm
In Response To: The Bigotry Of Western Democracy (Dr. Shabbir)

From Wikipedia
This abridged article is about the book written by Tocqueville, De la démocratie en Amérique (published in two volumes, the first in 1835 and the second in 1840) is a classic French text by Alexis de Tocqueville on the democratic institution of the United States in the 1830s and its strengths and weaknesses.

"American democracy was seen to have its potential downside: the despotism of public opinion, the tyranny of the majority, conformity for the purpose of seeking material security, the absence of intellectual freedom which he saw to degrade administration and bring statesmanship, learning, and literature to the level of the lowest. Democracy in America predicted the violence of party spirit and the judgment of the wise subordinated to the prejudices of the ignorant."

“The judgment of the wise subordinated to the prejudices of the ignorant” sums up everything you said in your post, Dr Saab. It would be nice if the present occupier of the White House reversed this, but history shows that the ‘vested interests’ will reign supreme!

As for us Muslims, we could not make a success of the one country set up for Islam to rule, so what should we expect from the house of Saud or the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan etc?

Messages In This Thread

The Bigotry Of Western Democracy
Dr. Shabbir -- Thursday, 3 June 2010, 2:20 pm
Re: The Bigotry Of Western Democracy
Courtney -- Thursday, 3 June 2010, 11:54 pm
Re: The Bigotry Of Western Democracy
Dr. Shabbir -- Friday, 4 June 2010, 6:05 pm
Re: The Bigotry Of Western Democracy
Jawaid Ahmed -- Friday, 4 June 2010, 12:25 pm
Re: The Bigotry Of Western Democracy
Dr. Shabbir -- Friday, 4 June 2010, 5:50 pm
Re: The Bigotry Of Western Democracy
Jawaid Ahmed -- Monday, 7 June 2010, 12:04 pm
Re: The Bigotry Of Western Democracy
Quasim Hamdani -- Saturday, 5 June 2010, 8:39 pm